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Bob Leonard begins 12th year as Arviat mayor after election win

There can be no doubt who the Kivalliq's elder statesman is, as far as municipal politics are concerned, following Bob Leonard's fifth-consecutive election win for the mayor's seat in Arviat on Oct. 28. Leonard has...

Jamie Makpah, 41, brings down polar bear near Arviat

It was a while in coming, but Jamie Makpah of Rankin Inlet successfully landed his first polar bear on the land near Arviat on Nov.2, at the ripe old age of 41. Makpah said he...

Sixth level black belt works with Arviat taekwon-do students

Students in a new taekwon-do club began learning from a sixth-degree black belt in Arviat last week. Taekwon-do is the Korean art of self-defense. Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., was brought to Arviat by Don Peters,...

Nemesis of Dracula returns to Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak Drama Club is wrapping up the run of its Halloween play with a highly anticipated public performance of the Nemesis of Dracula tonight, Oct. 30, in Arviat. At the end of the...

Main demands better health service for Arviat

Nursing shortages in Arviat could leave some thinking they’re in Third-World conditions, Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said in the legislative assembly on Tuesday. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main says Arviat needs more...

Video workshop has Arviat Film Society members active again

The Arviat Film Society (AFS) played host to a special video-production workshop delivered by the Nunavut Film Development Corp. in Arviat earlier this month. AFS member Gord Billard said about 10 people registered for the...

K&L Pastries and Catering in Arviat still going strong after two years

Business partners Kirsten Kaludjak and Lindsay Kidlapik have made one dream a reality and they have another in mind. Lindsay Kidlapik, left, and Kirsten Kaludjak of K&L Pastries and Catering. photos courtesy of Lindsay Kidlapik The...

Career in aviation hard to land for Northern youth

Eric Anoee Jr. is one proud dad when it comes to the career choice of his son, Nangmalik, who left Arviat to begin his college studies earlier this month. Nangmalik, 18, is enrolled in the...

Around the Kiv – Natan Obed presents Arviat Young Hunter’s award

Awards presented Rankin Inlet Three Kivalliqniut received an annual Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) award during the ITK's annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet this past week. Kukik Baker accepted ITK's Advancement of Youth award for Arviat's Young...

Arviat Film Society could get good exposure from workshops

The Nunavut Film Development Corp. (NFDC) will visit members of the Arviat Film Society to deliver a series of film industry training workshops from Oct. 4 to 7. The society's Gord Billard said the NFDC...

Around the Kiv: Naujaat crew lands a bowhead

Bowhead landed in Naujaat Naujaat A bowhead whale was landed by Capt. Solomon Tagornak and his crew in Naujaat this past week. Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan and the KIA board of directors quickly congratulated the...

Cracking down on booze at hockey tournament

There will be zero tolerance for players bringing alcohol into the community for sale during the annual Calm Air Cup — the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) — senior men's hockey tournament, said the event's...

Busy year ahead at John Arnalukjuak High School

John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) is looking to start the new school year on a bright note with the return of a full music program this semester, along with a number of other initiatives. Teacher...

Around the Kiv: Arviat walls get fresh paint

New colours Arviat Well-known local artist Char A. Qaritaq was hired by the Hamlet of Arviat to paint the walls inside the indoor playground at King Arena earlier this month. The indoor playground used to be the...

Funding for expansion of Rankin airport ; all-season road for Kivalliq

The Rankin Inlet airport terminal will receive two new wings that will increase its existing capacity four-fold. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Aug. 13. Garneau also announced another...

A busy theatre season in Arviat

Drama teacher and play director Gord Billard directed three plays during the 2018-19 school year – A Thanksgiving to Remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas and An Easter Story – and completed his 18th year...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...

Nunavut’s rapidly changing seasons concern Ruth Kaviok

Ruth Kaviok returned from the tropics of Peru in March following a trip of several weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. Ruth Kaviok is contemplating a second run for president of the National...
Minor hockey players, from left, Ricky Putumiraqtuq, Brya Kingunkotok, Daniel Kingunkotok and Amos Nakoolak are having a blast hanging-out with head instructor David Clark of Rankin Inlet during the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Baker Lake. That camp was followed up last week with another one in Arviat. Photo courtesy David Clark

Rankin camp heads to Arviat

The Rankin Rock hockey camp tour came to an end last week in Arviat. The Rankin Rock won a $ 80,000 Youth Arctic Inspiration prize earlier this year in order to expand the camp outside...